Happy Halloween 2020: Halloween began in Ireland and ancient Britain.
The festival is celebrated in parts of the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Tokyo, the United States, and Canada. On this day, people wear their magnificent costumes that are believed to be inspired by human traditions and beliefs.
Halloween 2020: Halloween, a day of remembrance for the dead, is celebrated annually on October 31. The festival is celebrated in parts of the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Tokyo, the United States, and Canada. On this day, people wear their magnificent costumes that are believed to be inspired by human traditions and beliefs. Halloween or Hallowe’en is also known as Allhalloween which means All Hallow’s Eve. Read more – Bhai Dooj 2020: Puja Time, History, and Significance of the Festival
The day is also known as All Saints ’Eve in some countries. Halloween is celebrated mainly by Western and non-Christian Christians in memory of saints, martyrs, and faithful believers who have died. They reverence the saints and pray for souls who have not yet reached heaven. The word ‘Halloween’ means’ holy evening ‘or’ holy evening ‘and is also referred to as’ All Saints’ Day’. Read more – Happy Bhai Dooj 2020: Wishes, Messages, Whatsapp Status, Quotes, and Greetings
Halloween is an ancient Celtic festival celebrated on the last day of harvest in European and American lands. The history of this spooky festival goes back more than 2,000 years. Read More – Bhaidooj 2020: Know Baidooj Tilak Shubh Muharat and Practices
Halloween activities on this day include cheating or manipulation, attending Halloween costumes, drawing pumpkins, playing tricks, visiting fascinating places, telling horror stories, and watching horror movies.
History of Halloween:
In some lands people go to church and light candles in cemeteries. Some Christians also avoid vegetarian foods on this day. There are many theories about how Halloween came to be and its origins. Although many scholars believe that it has roots in Christianity, its association with the pagan harvest festival known as Samhain is also widely believed. Samhain meaning ‘End of Summer’ celebrates the end of the harvest season. Gals believed that at this time the wall between the living and the dead becomes smaller and they come back to life. In fear of the dead who would harm the plants, the ancient Gals kept their belongings in preparation for winter. And to please the unholy spirits, people lit fires and wore masks.
It is believed that Halloween carved pumpkins that became newcomers to North America began to use pumpkin instead of traditional turnip as it was soft and large. Pumpkin painting during Halloween began to work as both the harvest and the day fell at the same time of the year. Years ago, people started lighting pumpkins so they became important on Halloween. People also decorate their homes with scarecrows and corn husks.
Halloween costumes and celebrations
The practice of cunning or the practice of dress and grooming began in the 16th century in Ireland, Scotland, and Wales when people went from house to house asking for food in exchange for a poem or a song in various costumes. People dressed as the souls of the dead believed that they were protecting themselves from the influence of evil spirits. The celebrations took a toll on the poor children who would go and pray for the dead with the intention of collecting soul cakes. Years ago, children would walk around the neighborhood asking for sweets. The bread of the soul has a cross on it and when eaten it represents the soul that is freed from purgatory